Springboks 27, Pumas 6

The Springboks kick off their campaign against old friends, the Pumas, in Newlands Cape Town.


South Africa versus Argentina (14th test)
DHL Newlands
Cape Town, South Africa
Kick off (17:00 local, 15:00 GMT, Sun 19 Aug 03:00 NZT, Sun 19 Aug 01:00 NSW/ACT, 12:00 ARG)
Referee: S. Walsh (ARU)
AR: J. Garces (FFR)
AR: J. Lacey (IRFU)
TMO: J. Meuwsen (SARU)


Played 13: South Africa 13, Argentina 0
Last match: South Africa 63 – 9 Argentina @ Ellis Park, Johannesburg (9 August, 2008)

South Africa record at Newlands: Played 48, Won 32, Lost 14, Drawn 2
South Africa record at home: Played 218, Won 149, Lost 56, Drawn 13

Argentina record at Newlands: DEBUT MATCH
Argentina record away from home: Played 110, Won 42, Lost 66, Drawn 2

Point’s aggregate: South Africa 544, Argentina 272 (42-21)
Tries aggregate: South Africa 70, Argentina 26 (5-2)


South Africa 14 – 14 England (3rd test June tour)
South Africa 36 – 27 England (2nd test June tour)
South Africa 22 – 17 England (1st test June tour)
South Africa 9 – 11 Australia (RWC QF)
South Africa 13 – 5 Samoa (RWC Pool)

Argentina 31 – 17 Stade Francais (friendly)
Argentina 21 – 25 Stade Francais (friendly)
Argentina 10 – 49 France (3rd test June tour)
Argentina 23 – 20 France (2nd test June tour)
Argentina 37 – 22 Italy (1st test June tour)


South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7

Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Jacques Potgieter, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Pat Lambie, 22 JJ Engelbrecht.

Argentina: 15 Lucas González Amorosino, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernández, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 9 Nicolás Vergallo, 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c), 7 Álvaro Galindo, 6 Julio Farías Cabello, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guiñazú, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.

Replacements: 16 Bruno Postiglioni, 17 Marcos Ayerza, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Tomás Leonardi, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Martín Landajo, 22 Martín Rodríguez.

  44 comments for “Springboks 27, Pumas 6

  1. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    Boks by 13.
  2. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    Is it only me that’s loving this historical moment>>>????
  3. Duiwel
    August 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    Score anyone?
  4. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    Reply to Duiwel @ 5:09 pm:

    3-0 Boks Bismark injured for the season…

  5. Duiwel
    August 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Thanks BOZ.
    Bismarck ?
  6. Duiwel
    August 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Wheres Bakkies when you need him!
  7. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Reply to Duiwel @ 5:15 pm:

    Kirchner scores… Chris Farley making waves for BDP…

  8. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Reply to Duiwel @ 5:17 pm:

    No need for him until Aus and NZ… now that was a blood bath… insane Bledisloe battle…

  9. Duiwel
    August 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    Very few come back after à big injury.
  10. Duiwel
    August 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    Lekker man!
    Lets hope for a ton!
  11. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    Got to love Walsh… having an indepth conversation with a guy that doesn’t understand a word of English…
  12. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    Fark sake… this is the 8th best team in the world and HM and co are creaming their pants with every point…

    Did they watch the blood-bath across the Indian Ocean?

  13. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    As expected daniels just making up the numbers
  14. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 5:54 pm:

    Calm down mate… there is some experimenting… if Spies was there you’d be moaning too… :wink:

    Ricardo Laubsher looks like Wanderlei Silva lol!


  15. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Japies and Argies will get spanked by Aus and NZ if this is their current form…
  16. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 6:00 pm: no mate it was proclaimed the whole he would bring the so called x factor i am waiting
  17. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    And their go the x factor
  18. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 6:04 pm:

    There was no proclamation… mere experimentation whilst their are injuries…

    Got to love HM on the walkie talkies like he’s a part of a cadet ‘op-fok’ and Victor is listening to his Iphone…

  19. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    Tell you what I won’t be so jovial if the Puma’s bring this back within 13 pts…

    Both these teams will get hammered by the Wobblies and AB’s…

  20. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    IMO Alberts is the Bok’s best loosie… and he is a poor man’s Higgenbotham…
  21. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 6:22 pm: agree ab gonna hammer us if we play like this but with every game comes a new gameplan as well
  22. avatar
    Vetgesmeerde Blits
    August 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    Kirchner had a very good game imo, he doesn’t always seem to get the credit he deserves.

    Good to see Morne Steyn back to his best. The Boks need him to be at his best if we want to win this trophy.

  23. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    Not getting bonus point shows how far we are behind nz and aus both would have done so
  24. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    Tatty, disappointing test.
    Boks will have to up 80% against
    real opposition.
  25. avatar
    Vetgesmeerde Blits
    August 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    No bonus point, not a great result at home. I will give the Boks a 6/10 for their performance.

    From a rugby lovers point of view, I am glad the Boks didn’t humiliate Argentina. It will be great for rugby if Argentina can use this tounament to become a real force in world rugby.

    What happened to Bismark? Missed the first 10 minutes of the game.

  26. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    Reply to Vetgesmeerde Blits @ 7:03 pm: freak injury
  27. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    anybody a nice stream for the sharks game ss is kak again
  28. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    Bismarck out 7-8 weeks.
    Chiliboy injured.
    Next in line Tiaan Liebenberg.
  29. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 7:29 pm:

    Jy mis niks. Lions 7-6 HT.

  30. avatar
    August 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    Guppies 23-7 after 57.
  31. Duiwel
    August 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm
  32. DavidS
    August 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    Cruciate ligament on Bis…

    Out for the season but let’s be honest… cruciate is a career ender…

  33. DavidS
    August 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm
    Bit disappointed that the Bok onfield leadership failed to realize that the Argies were weakened against the broken play stuff when Hougaard, Mvovo and Habana broke wide or ran from deep.

    Still JDV seemed obsessed with calling plays that saw dumb forwards thunder into what must be complimented as a fine Argie defence that was more than up for Bok physicality and which worryingly coughed up possession in contact with relative ease.

    Jacques Potgieter was good however… defensively and his cleaning out ruck time REALLY helped the Bokke in the latter stages. Pulling Daniel for the physicality of Potrgieter was a good call by the coaching staff. However the failure of onfield leadership to realize Argie defensive frailties from wide and broken deep play is worrying. Clearly De Villiers and his lieutenants were not all that attuned to what was working on attack.

    If the Argies show such weakness they did against Mvovo, Hougaard and Habana against Aus / NZ they are going to get crucified…


    Year in and year out I read people who watch opening games between NZ and Aus claim the Boks will get crushed by both get proved wrong.

    Yet again you make the mistake of measuring Bok capability against these sides by looking at an Aus / NZ game…

  34. DavidS
    August 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm
    You forget that no Aus side made the play offs of SR on merit…

    The one that did got spanked out at home against a wild card side from SA…

    There were three Aus sides in the bottom half of the table and below 10…

    Just saying…

  35. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 1:43 am
    Pretty poor really unless they got some thing up their sleeve. Argies play spoiler rugby and can bring your game down to their level.
    If I was a Kiwi I would be strutting like they did last nigh against the Aussies. They are good but are the AB’s show offs.

    It funny to see Walsh nail teams for offenses he “missed” a few weeks ago.

  36. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 3:49 am
    Reply to DavidS @ 11:57 pm:

    No David… you forget… since our good run in 2009 the Aussies have the wood over the Boks BIG TIME with 6 wins from 7 and what’s more concerning is that it no longer matters whether it’s on the Highveld nor the coast in RSA…

    Last year’s 3N final was brutal… and it will always be the gauge when the world number 2 and world number 1 play each other…

    My point stands… Boks will not beat neither of them with that team that played last night…

    But IMO there was a lot of experimentation… and their will be in the next game too so I’m not that fussed…

  37. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 4:15 am
    Don’t know Bryce.

    That game between Aus and NZ must be the worst I’ve ever seen them play.

    Sloppy, Poor and Stupid-Stupid, to quote the kiwi commentators.

    The knock-ons, the forward passes, 25+ penalties says it all. The crowd even cheered when they caught the ball. The ABs were gifted about 15 points and yet……yet, with 2 minutes to go the Aussies were inside the 7 point margin.

    I’d say if they keep playing like that they’re going to lose to Argentina.

  38. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 4:17 am
    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:49 am:

    …. and the Lions are CC champions.

    In a WC year. Has about the same meaning.

  39. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Morne Steyn with his kicking boots on is a beautiful thing.

  40. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 5:08 am
    I’m a little pissed off at you Bryce.

    When you called that game a bloodbath, I thought it would be worth watching.

    It was not.

    And the blood was from a small cut Beale must have got from slapping his own forehead

  41. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 5:09 am
    Reply to Timeo @ 5:08 am:

    forgot to add


  42. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 10:46 am
    We still have bo plan B, Jean de Villiers does not belive in distribution, twice he took the Argie bacline defence on, whilst Mvovo was open, and twice he got penalised for holding on.

    Keegan Daniel doesn’t seem to have the same impact at international rugby. :boks:

  43. avatar
    August 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Reply to Timeo @ 4:15 am:
    Must agree with you here. Not sure which game Bryce watched, but the “bloodbath” I watched was riddled with mistakes, lots of them.

    And it seems in AB and Wallabie rugby the forward pass is now an accepted way of getting the ball from one player to the next.

  44. DavidS
    August 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    And having tame referees does not mean “have the wood over” a side…

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